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West Nile Virus confirmed in Sibley County horse
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A 'peace' of Africa
City Council holds special meeting
Nuggets aim to get back to dominance
Indians mainstays of the state tournament
Relatable catch on Pickerel Lake
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Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
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'Brew boys' bring new flavor
State gains 11,300 jobs in July
Bell Bank hires Amundson, promotes Erickson
Waubun Insurance Agency purchased
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Time to head back to school with your friends at the library
HSO to celebrate 40 years
It's party time!
Jennifer Lawrence is ranked world's highest paid-actress for second year
Man of 1,000 voices
Lorraine Elizabeth Windels
Jerrold "Jerry" Joseph McDonald
John Patrick "Pat" Sargent
Roger W. Gottenborg
The truth about Muslims in MN
Docs not selling out for sandwhiches
Give credit to Dayton, Tina Smith, for tour of all 87 counties in Minnesota
Read more, watch less TV: Follow these steps and become an informed voter
All MN students now taking ACTs
Master Gardening Training
'Wise as an old crow' is a true thing
Look close: Don't shoot radio-collared bears
Sad news--more zebra mussels
Electronics now a key part of fishing
Grondahl says goodbye
September --EMDASH-- Now is the time to...
'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
DL Jaycees fire up for 2nd annual Rib Fest
Wething celebrates 88 years
Pine to Palm
August 13, 2010
Get ready for negative TV ads
Now that the primary election is over, the field is set for the Nov. 2 general elcction, and what a roller coaster that will be! The Democrats spent $9 million to sort three candidates down to one, and the winner comes with money. Former U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton, of the department...
August 13, 2010 - 4:10pm
July 23, 2010
County-Guard pact helps families
Cheers to Becker County Veterans Service Officer Lauri Brooke, who has done a great job working with the National Guard and other military organizations to bring the best possible services to Becker County. Across the hall from Brooke's office at the Becker County Courthouse is...
July 23, 2010 - 3:30pm
Editorial: Baca saga: Cheers to DL cops
Cheers to the Detroit Lakes Police Department for its swift and effective response when a Level 3 sex offender cut off his ankle monitoring bracelet and tried to leave town. Police Chief Kel Keena mobilized his department as soon as he was notified that Robert Baca, 44, was on the...
June 23, 2010 - 11:59am
May 16, 2010
Editorial: Fishing opener kicks off the season
This is walleye opener weekend, the start of the tourism season in Becker County, and with unemployment high, it's more important than ever to make visitors feel welcome. Those who work at gas stations, motels, restaurants, resorts, and bait shops are the first line of defense --...
May 16, 2010 - 4:57pm
May 5, 2010
Editorial: LP-A 'vote no' group is wrong
Jeers to those "no" voters in the Lake Park-Audubon School District who are spreading misinformation about the hard-fought federal stimulus funds won by the district -- if a building bond levy is approved May 25. The district will shave about $10.5 million in interest off the...
May 5, 2010 - 11:37am
April 16, 2010
Behind on taxes? Watch for scams
It's income tax season, and those who are having trouble meeting their obligation to Uncle Sam should be careful not to make things worse by falling for tax scams. Here are some things to watch out for, according to the Minnesota Attorney General's office: Beware of bogus promises...
April 16, 2010 - 2:35pm
March 17, 2010
A (hushed) cheer to quiet zone
That deafening silence you hear is the sound of Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad horns not being blown on their way through Detroit Lakes. The quiet zone has gone into effect on the BNSF rail corridor through city limits, and we offer a hearty cheer both to the City of Detroit...
March 17, 2010 - 2:57pm
February 26, 2010
Editorial: More protection needed for workers in corporate bankruptcies
Cheers to U.S. Sen. Al Franken for supporting legislation to curb abuses that deprive employees and retirees of their earnings and retirement savings when businesses collapse. The "Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act" would make several changes to Chapter...
February 26, 2010 - 5:02pm
December 18, 2009
Political comedy in the seventh district
One of the better spectator sports during election season in Minnesota's 7th Congressional District is the spectacle of the Republicans' attempt to run against veteran Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson. It's like watching the Timberwolves play basketball: You know before the tipoff...
December 18, 2009 - 3:31pm
December 16, 2009
Cheers to food drive; give to HeatShare
Cheers to the Trinity Lutheran Food drive. Last Sunday, Trinity Lutheran Church Pastor Dan Babine Babine issued a challenge to his flock -- come up with either 360 cubic feet of food donations, the equivalent amount in monetary donations, or a combination of both. "The goal is...
December 16, 2009 - 9:55am
December 9, 2009
Pawlenty wisely backs off LGA cuts
Gov. Tim Pawlenty sent an early Christmas present to local governments on Tuesday by agreeing not to take executive action to reduce local aid payments to them. The governor last week had threatened the loss of aid when state officials said the current state budget could be out...
December 9, 2009 - 10:58am
December 4, 2009
Cheers to bill that would limit cell phone fees for consumers
Feel like you're chained to your cell phone company because of high contract termination fees? Some in Congress want to do something about it. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Senator Russ Feingold (Wis.), Senator Jim Webb (Va.), and Senator Mark Begich (Alaska) have introduced...
December 4, 2009 - 3:26pm
December 2, 2009
Do us all a favor -- shop locally
The Christmas shopping season is in full swing, and one of the best gifts you can give your community is to shop locally. If you haven't already embraced the 3/50 Project, now is a great time to do so. Think of the three stores you would miss the most if they closed. Then...
December 2, 2009 - 7:30am
November 25, 2009
Cheers to senators Klobuchar, Franken for supporting federal media shield law
Cheers to U.S. Sens.
November 25, 2009 - 7:26am
October 16, 2009
It's that time of year -- slow down and watch for deer
It's the time of the year when motorists need to keep a sharp eye out for deer on the roadways. Motorcyclists need to be especially careful, since they bear the brunt of fatalities and serious injuries when it comes to deer collisions. Motorcyclists accounted for 16 of the 18...
October 16, 2009 - 3:51pm